Targeting Inflammation and Podocytopathy in Chronic Kidney Disease
September 8, 2016 from 09:00am to 05:00pm EDT
The New York Academy of Sciences250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007 US
WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences in New York City
DESCRIPTION: Incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing, most notably in older populations and with co-morbidities such as diabetes or hypertension. Accumulating evidence supports a role for renal inflammation and podocytopathy in pathogenesis and progression of chronic kidney disease. This symposium will focus on new insights into renal inflammatory pathobiology and the mechanisms of podocyte dysfunction to help guide innovative therapeutic approaches for this growing health concern.
SPEAKERS: Hans-Joachim Anders, MD, Klinikum der Universität München; John Cijiang He, MD, PhD, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; Matthias Kretzler, MD, University of Michigan; Kevin V. Lemley, MD, PhD, University of Southern California; Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, RUSH University; Myung Shin, PhD, Merck Research Labs; Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Roger C. Wiggins, MB, BChir, University of Michigan